Dubois Quotes

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W.E.B. Du Bois
“One ever feels his twoness, -- an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder.”
W.E.B. DuBois, The Souls of Black Folk

W.E.B. Du Bois
“The history of the American Negro is the history of this strife, -- this longing to attain self-conscious manhood, to merge his double self into a better and truer self. In this merging he wishes neither of the older selves to be lost... He simply wishes to make it possible for a man to be both a Negro and an American...”
W. E. B. DuBois, Souls of Black Folk Era of Franklin D. Roosevelt 1933-1945 Movements of the New Left 1950-1975

W.E.B. Du Bois
“But we do not merely protest; we make renewed demand for freedom in that vast kingdom of the human spirit where freedom has ever had the right to dwell:the expressing of thought to unstuffed ears; the dreaming of dreams by untwisted souls.”
W.E.B. DuBois

“The painting was a dark line of trees behind rows of gorgeous pink lilies, the sun shining on the grass. Behind the branches, a blackness contrasted against the sunny field. Eerie eyes peered out from behind tree trunks. They were so imperceptible that I almost wouldn't have noticed them had they not been pointed out to me. It struck me as odd, considering the realist nature of the other paintings.
Devin moved, and the gentle scent of his woodsy cologne brushed my nose. He stepped back and motioned to another painting. From this view point, the paintings took on fantastical elements. Wings, ears, eyes, all hidden as though Dubois himself were seeing them only from the corner of his vision.”
Sabrina Blackburry, Dirty Lying Faeries

Near the end of his life, he claimed to see things in the forest. Fairy tales come to life.
Sabrina Blackburry, Dirty Lying Faeries

“What did he think he was seeing? I began a new search and focused on the stranger things he'd painted.
Supernatural fangs
Pointy ears

The results gave a rather expansive list, which I should have guessed. I'd filled my head with enough fantasy books to last a lifetime when the most interesting thing to do in my hometown was to go to the library. But the last article I clicked on checked all the fantastical boxes and could describe what Dubois thought he was seeing. Closing my laptop, I let out a halfhearted laugh.
"Yeah, right. Faeries.”
Sabrina Blackburry, Dirty Lying Faeries

The faeries, be them in good humor or otherwise of a dubious nature, seem to be comfortable intermingling with the human people of the town. Should one fail to be wary of their surroundings, I fear it an easy fate to fall into the whims of the fae folk.
Sabrina Blackburry, Dirty Lying Faeries